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MANUAL OF ROSES,
COMPRISING THE MOST COMPLETE
HISTORY OF THE ROSE,
EVERY CLASS, AND ALL THE MOST ADMIRABLE
VARIETIES THAT HAVE APPEARED
EUROPE AND A MERICA;
And where not sure-perplex'd, but pleased,
BY WILLIAM ROBERT PRINCE,
Proprietor of the Linnæan Botanic Garden and Nurseries, at
Flushing, and author of the Treatises on Horti-
culture, on Fruits, and on the Vine.
AND STANFORD & SWORDS.
Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1846,
By WILLIAM ROBERT PRINCE, In the Clerk's office of the District Court of the Southern District of
MEMORY OF MY FATHER,
The first work penned by this hand, since that fated hour when thou sankest into the tomb, I now inscribe to thee! thus dedicating the aspirations of the mind to the source whence their power emanated.
To me the encomiums of the living are nought: I seek not their plaudits, which, if received, would pass me by like the idle breeze-heeded not.
But to thee, oh my Father! rises at all times the soulfelt devotion, which the remembrance of thy manifold kindnesses, and of the ever-pervading purity of feeling which stamped thy mind above all other men, is alone capable of inspiring. Rest! Rest, my Father! from the toils of life in the regions of peace; or in the sublimated enjoyment of another transition in the chain of existences, so oft by thee recounted; where-oh! wherethe enlarged intelligence and expanded conceptions of a more glorious sphere, are destined to reward the well spent life; by unveiling to the enraptured imagination the perfections of the Deity, and the magnificence of the Universe.
WILLIAM ROBERT PRINCE.